Bike Reviews

2012 Bontrager B3 Thermal Base Layer


2012 bontrager b3 thermal base layer   2012 Bontrager B3 Thermal Base Layer

A must-have midweight baselayer for all riders has been released for 2012. The new Bontrager B3 Thermal Base Layer works great for cooler conditions, especially when temperatures drop lower than 50 degrees.

This thermal base layer is perfect cooler temperatures. Moreover, its inner layer has roubaix yarn and is crafted to effectively wick away moisture from the rider?s body. Aside from enhancing moisture wicking, the thermal knit fabric interior also keeps the rider warm.

In order to maximize comfort, this long-sleeve garment comes with flat seams that help riders get avoid chafing. With the combination of outstanding moisture management properties and thermal qualities to keep riders warm, the Bontrager B3 is a significant winter cycling garment for cool weather cycling.

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2012 Rock Racing X-3Si and RX4Si Road Bike Frames

2012 rock racing x 3si and rx4si road bike frames   2012 Rock Racing X 3Si and RX4Si Road Bike Frames

Two of the new exciting road bike frames released by Rock Racing for 2012 are the X-3Si and RX4Si. While the X-3Si uses a combination of T800 and 3K carbon, the RX4Si utilizes a mix of T800 frame and a 1K weave carbon outer lamination.

Both the 2012 Rock Racing X-3Si and RX4Si Road Bike Frames weigh in at 1000g. For the X-3Si frame, custom sizes and Di2 wiring ports are optional while a seat mast is not available. It also gets an external cable routing as well as a little less shaped frame.

On the other hand, the standard version of the RX4Si frame comes with an internal brake and shift cable runs. For this frame, custom sizes are available while Di2 wiring ports and an integrated seat mast are offered as upgrades, as well.

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2012 Cell SS 101 City Bike

2012 cell ss 101 city bike   2012 Cell SS 101 City Bike

Known as the first bicycle to feature the Shimano Alfine internal gear hub in 2007, the SS 101 city bike is introduced by Cell Bikes once again for 2012. Control and safety are enhanced by its disc brakes, and unpleasant weather is tackled by the bike?s sealed internal gears, which allow for no slipped gears.

As one of the best-selling models of Cell Bikes, the SS 101 is an already well-liked bike, especially in Australia but is further improved for 2012. Its Shimano Alfine internal gear hub is made lighter, smoother, and even more efficient. Its virtually zero-maintenance hub allows riders to save money, too.

City street rides are fun and easy with the 2012 Cell SS 101 City Bike. As a maintenance-free machine, this city is ideal for commuting, weekend fitness rides, and touring.

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2012 Moda Legato Cyclocross Road Bike

2012 moda legato cyclocross road bike   2012 Moda Legato Cyclocross Road Bike

Moda Bikes, a UK based company, has provided the cycling industry with the finest bikes and frames of various riding styles for 2012. For cyclocross riders, its newest product is the Legato. This road bike is stable enough to handle a range of terrains effortlessly.

Making the Legato highly capable of tackling the blows of cyclocross riding is its American Classic wheelset. Comfort and strength are further enhanced by the high-modulus carbon fork that allows the Legato to tackle off-road conditions with excellent performance.

While light in weight, the triple butted 7005 series aluminum frame of the 2012 Moda Legato Cyclocross Road Bike offers amazing strength. The Legato is not available with pedals, so it is recommended that clipless pedals are used, which are common for cyclocross machines.

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2012 SE Bikes Draft Coaster Bike

2012 se bikes draft coaster bike   2012 SE Bikes Draft Coaster Bike

SE Bikes takes pride in its lineup of cool bikes for 2012, which includes its new bike called Draft Coaster. It features the same hi-ten steel Draft frame and fork from the more popular fixed gear models.

What SE Bikes did was take its very famous Draft bike and develop a coater brake version of it. This is not any coaster brake but a first-class Shimano coaster brake. With its traditional coaster brake, riders can enjoy skids and controlled stops.

Aside from the cool riding experience it offers, the 2012 SE Bikes Draft Coaster Bike is also sold at an affordable price. This is an adult-sized bike that allows enjoyable gliding through corners.

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2012 Cube Stereo SL Full Suspension Mountain Bike

2012 cube stereo sl full suspension mountain bike   2012 Cube Stereo SL Full Suspension Mountain Bike

For riders who are looking for a new bike loaded with technical innovations, the new Stereo SL from Cube Bikes for 2012 is just perfect. This 13.1kg full-suspension mountain bike has 140mm of drive-neutral suspension travel, so it is ideal for all-mountain terrains, long distance tours, and Alpine cross rides.

On the rear triangle and rear wheel of the Stereo SL, Cube Bikes has diminished braking and pedaling forces through the combination of FSP 4 Link and Dual Trail Control designs. The FSP 4 Link uses four-pivot chainstay construction while the Dual Trail Control is a four-pivot suspension system.

Built from high performance aluminum, the frame of the 2012 Cube Stereo SL Full Suspension Mountain Bike combines great strength and light weight. Stiffness and responsiveness are enhanced by the triple-butted and hydroformed tubing in order to deliver the best performance possible.

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2012 Blank Icon BMX Bike

2012 blank icon bmx bike   2012 Blank Icon BMX Bike

Brand new for 2012, the Icon BMX bike is reintroduced by Blank Bikes with a new look. All original from Blank is its lightweight 4130 trimoly frame with a 20.75in top tube, Generation 1020 tapered forks, Compound 8in Bars, Compact 55mm front loaded stem, and a Stencil one-piece seat and post combo.

The new Icon has one gear, a nine-tooth cassette, and 25-tooth sprocket chain rings. It comes complete with 25/9 gearing on its three-piece chromoly cranks. All 36-holes are its unsealed alloy 10mm front hub, the 14mm rear hub with semi-sealed cassette hub, and alloy rims.

Like the previous models, the new 2012 Blank Icon BMX Bike still maintains a neat and very striking aesthetics. The two color options are black with blue and white with blue. Other nice features include an anodized 45/45 internal headset, Odyssey Twisted PC pedals, and Innova front and rear tires.

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